The devastating consequences of Thomas Wainwright’s driving led police to issue a statement.
Inspector Adam McKenzie, Divisional Road Policing Inspector for Argyll and West Dunbartonshire Police Division, said: “Firstly I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the family of Theresa Wade. Her family were left devastated by this incident in 2015 and continue to come to terms with the loss of their daughter, sister and partner.
“Wainwright, during a holiday in Scotland, rented a high powered vehicle and got behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol. Without any consideration for the safety of pedestrians or other motorists in his path, he drove at excessive speeds and without due consideration. This resulted in the death of Theresa Wade.
“This case unfortunately highlights the devastating effects of drink driving. His utterly selfish decision has completely shattered the lives of Theresa Wade’s family and will forever impact on his own life. While we recognise the decision of the court, the damage caused cannot be undone.
“Our message is simple – never drink and drive.”